Smalltalk-80 “Blue Book”
December 10, 2010
This is an image of the “Smalltalk-80 “Blue Book” which describes the language and its implementation. I used it as a reference for the Silver Smalltalk VM.
There is also the “Smalltalk-80 “Purple Book” which describes only the language.
And “Smalltalk-80: Bits of History, Words of Advice” which tells the story of how Smalltalk-80 was released to the outside world and how it influenced the industry (eg, Apple’s Macintosh).
Finally, “Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age” tells how much of what we take for granted today came from a single research laboritory – Xerox PARC. Xerox funded the research, created the future, and then threw it all away. A truly amazing story.